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The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!


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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

Rowlin Garcia

"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

Francis Anim
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New York Penal Law 405.14: Unpermitted use of indoor pyrotechnics in the first degree

One of the most contentious cases in the United States is the child custody cases. In the end, the judge will determine what to do. The judge will make the decision as to visitation and custody. However, one of the parents will disagree with what the judge decides. For this reason, he will take this matter into what he wants. If one of the parents fails to agree to what the judge says, the parent could face a custodial interference charge. In this case, he would have failed to return the child after visitation. This parent is likely to face a custodial interference charge. Under the New York Penal Code, you could be accused of the second-degree custodial interference charge if you take the child from his or her lawful custody and you:

1. Have no legal right to do so
2. Intend to have the child kept under your custody for a protracted time or permanently
3. Are a relative of a child who is 16-years-old and below.

Or you take someone who is incompetent from the lawful custody or a person who has been entrusted from another person. In this case, you must be the legal owner of the child.

Example
Benjamin visits his three-year-old daughter three days a week by a court order. For the rest of the four remaining days, his ex-wife has the child in custody. When the time comes for him to return the child to his ex-wife as the lawful custodian, the child decided to stay for more than three days. However, the ex-wife decided to have the child returned to her with an immediate effect. For this reason, Benjamin acquiesced. Benjamin refused to hear her ex-wife’s demands and decided to stay with the child as she wanted. Benjamin would not face any second-degree custodial interference charge because he did not keep her daughter for a protracted period. As stated in the statute, one day is not enough for him to face that charge.

Related offenses
1. First-degree custodial interference charge: New York Penal Code 135:50

Defenses
You could not be guilty of custodial interference in the second degree if you took the child from someone who was not legally allowed to keep the child. If you reasonably believe that your child was in danger of emotional or physical harm, then you have a valid defense case against the charges.

Sentence
Second-degree Custodial interference is a Class A misdemeanor. You can only face a one-year prison term as the maximum sentence for this action. Instead of a jail term, the judge might also decide to give you a probation term. A three-year probation term is enough for you.

New York penal law 135.45: Custodial interference in the second degree
A person is said to be guilty of the first-degree custodial interference when:
1. Being a relative of a 16-year-old child and below, intending to hold that child for a protracted period or permanently, and knowing that you have no legal right to do such an action, he entices or takes the child from the lawful custodian.

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Being arrested for the second-degree custodial interference is one of the worst cases against children. Many aspects of your life will change with respect to your relationship with family members and friends. However, there are many defenses to a second-degree custodial interference charge that is understood by an experienced legal practitioner. If you are being investigated for that charge, ensure you contact someone who is extremely experienced in the New York criminal court system. The staff at NYC Criminal Attorneys Law Firm offers an unparalleled representation.

New York Penal Law 405.12: Unpermitted use of indoor pyrotechnics in the second degree

In the state of New York, the use of indoor pyrotechnics is carefully controlled by law. This is necessary because the risk of fire is very high when pyrotechnics are used improperly. For the safety of the public, you must have a permit to use pyrotechnics indoors. You can be charged with unpermitied use of indoor pyrotechnics if you engage in this activity without a permit. You can also face this charge if you do not strictly follow the exact requirements associated with the permit. Of course, not every criminal charge leads to a criminal conviction.

In New York, people are only charged with violating 405.12 on rare occasions. Although this crime is a misdemeanor, the authorities do treat all violations with seriousness. Because so many New York residents have been harmed in pyrotechnic accidents over the years, the improper use of pyrotechnics represents a significant public health hazard. This is especially true in the populous, high-density areas that are found throughout the state.

Examples
A person could be charged with violating 405.12 if they decided to illegally use indoor pyrotechnics for a private birthday party in a private residence. If you don’t get a permit, indoor pyrotechnics are flatly illegal, whether or not the pyrotechnics are used in a private or public setting. If your permit allows you to use pyrotechnics on Thursday, you’re violating your permit if you choose to use pyrotechnics on Wednesday instead. As a permit-holder, you must fulfill the conditions of the permit exactly to stay within the bounds of the law.

Defenses
One possible defense for a charge of this type is to show that the pyrotechnics were activated inadvertently, not on purpose. Alternately, you could beat this charge by showing that the pyrotechnics in question were detonated without your consent by another party. If you are charged with violating 405.12, remain calm and contact an NYC criminal lawyer as soon as possible. It is never a good idea to attempt to represent yourself. After all, the complexities of the law are enough to stymie even the most intelligent laypeople. Although 405.12 is fairly simple on the face of it, a charge related to this statute can have ramifications that are deeply complex. Even if your situation looks fraught, rest assured that NYC criminal attorneys are capable of helping you through any legal process, no matter how difficult or complex.

Although violating 405.12 is a misdemeanor instead of a felony, the consequences of conviction can nevertheless be quite harsh. Upon conviction, you might receive a sentence of up to one year of jail and three years of probation. In addition, a conviction can bring a large fine. Even if your punishment is on the lower end of this spectrum, being found guilty of violating 405.12 can adversely impact your job prospects and your standing in the community. If you are charged with violating this law, your best bet for redemption is to hire a qualified NYC criminal attorney.

All too often, people face criminal charges due to negligence and misunderstandings on the part of the duly appointed authorities. Although we trust the authorities to do their jobs with professionalism and diligence, mistakes do happen from time to time. NYC criminal lawyers play crucial roles as they help keep police and prosecutors from overreaching or unduly exercising their authority.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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